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CACSDD 2023 In-Person Meeting

CACSDD is proud to announce a return to our Annual Meeting held at The Ontario Science Centre - a destination fit for the whole family!





 Doctors and Staff will learn the basics of Sleep Disordered Breathing - including Sleep Apnea,  how to screen for it, and what to do next! Attend our Annual Meeting so you can add this valuable health service to your practice.


STAFF FEE $295* 

*Discounts available for additional Staff

                      Registrants and their families receive free parking and a                      20% discount on admission to the Ontario Science Centre

2023 Sponsors & Exhibitors



Bring the whole FAMILY for loads of FUN at the Science Centre, and get the FACTS about Dental Sleep Medicine. 


"Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and the complexities of treating Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)."



Dr. John H. Tucker, D.M.D. has maintained a private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania since 1982. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He has completed the Boston Seminars in Implant Dentistry with Dr. Paul Schnitman, the University of Buffalo Esthetic Dentistry Program, and all levels of the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, and the University of Buffalo Patient Mastery Program.

In 2005 he was awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in Esthetic Dentistry from the University of Buffalo. He is a Member of the American College of Oral Implantology, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Society of Osseointegration.

Dr. Tucker has Mastership status in the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics as well as Fellowship in the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Tucker has lectured throughout the nation regarding dental implants and prosthetics as well as publishing numerous related articles.

He has worked as a consultant for Dentsply, ESPE, Kerr, Henry Schein and Nierman Practice Management. Dr. Tucker has six dental patents including a precision attachment currently being marketed by the Preat Corporation and an impression tray, Originate™, marketed by Axis™.



A graduate of SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and the Buffalo VAMC residency program, Dr, Hindin received a certificate from Brookdale Hospital/NYU Maxi Course in Oral Implantology and from the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation in biofeedback.

Dr. Hindin practices general dentistry with an emphasis on the treatment of craniofacial pain, TMD and sleep disorders incorporates biofeedback modalities into patient care. He is conducting clinical research into the relationship between performance, splint therapy, physiological function and heart rate variability. Dr. Hindin is a co-author of the Proof of Concept Study of an Oral Orthotic to Reduce Tic severity in Chronic Tic Disorder and Tourette Syndrome recently published. Dr. Hindin has published articles on the use of heart rate variability in dentistry and use of biofeedback modalities. Dr. Hindin has lectured internationally on TMD, sleep, restorative dentistry, airway and the use of Heart rate variability. He is a founding board member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry and the Foundation of Airway Health. Dr. Hindin has served on the Faculty, New York University College of Dentistry, Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program, Dental Sleep Medicine Continuum.

Jeffrey Hindin, DDS has developed an FDA cleared system of instrumentation to monitor Heart Rate Variability and Autonomic Nervous System balance and add a new level of understanding and care for patients with airway disorders in the medical or dental office. The HindexRV® system produces objective data on the physiological effects of altered jaw position, tooth positioning and other dental procedures.


CACSDD is pleased to announce a lineup of speakers that bring valuable knowledge, experience, and expertise in Dental Sleep Medicine.


Dr. Bailey is a general dentist with a practice limited to the management of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (Snoring and Sleep Apnea) utilizing oral appliances as well as Temporomandibular Disorders, Orofacial Pain and related headaches. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

He is a past president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (1998-1999), is the founder and past-chair of the Oral Appliance Section and served on the Standards of Practice Committee for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He frequently lectures both in the US and internationally and has authored numerous articles and chapters on the topic of Sleep Medicine and on the use of Oral Appliances by the dentist for the management of snoring and sleep apnea.

Dr. Bailey is the Co-Director of a comprehensive program in Dental Sleep Medicine at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is a faculty member of the dental school at UCLA in Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine. He retired from private practice where he managed patients for sleep related breathing disorders, TMD, and orofacial pain.

Dr. Bailey will be joining the faculty of the School of Dental Medicine at LECOM (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) in Bradenton, FL.He will be teaching Orofacial Pain and TMD, as well as Dental Sleep Medicine. The second edition of his text was released in July 2022.

Friday Lecture: "Bless Your Gut: The Sleep-Pain Connection" 
Dr. Bailey will cover the gut microbiome/microbiota and the role of the Vagus nerve, as well as the sleep-pain connection. 

Saturday Lecture: "Orofacial Pain, TMD, and Dental Sleep Medicine in Oral Appliance Therapy"
Br. Bailey will tie together orofacial pain, (TMD/TMJ) as it relates to DSM and OAT, and also discuss how all pain is neuropathic. 


Dr. Viviano obtained his credentials from the University of Toronto in 1983. His clinic is limited to managing sleep-disordered breathing and bruxism. He is a Credentialed Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has lectured internationally, conducted original research, and authored original articles on the management of sleep-disordered breathing.

His clinic was the first Canadian facility accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and he is Clinical Director of the Sleep Disorders Dentistry Research and Learning Centre. Dr. Viviano also hosts the SleepDisordersDentistry LinkedIn Discussion Group, conducts dental sleep medicine CE programs for various levels of experience, including a 9-day mini residency & administers the SDDacademy.com online learning platform which includes the zSleepClub online mentorship. Contact at (905) 212-7732, John@DrViviano.com or SleepDisordersDentistry.com

Friday Lecture: Staff Breakout Session: In defence of Oral Appliance Therapy
Dr. Viviano will compare OAT and CPAP therapies.

Saturday  Lecture: When my Best Works Interferes with your Best Work! The Bite Change Dilemma"
Dr. Viviano will discuss Oral Appliance-related bite changes. 


Dr. Witmans is a Board Certified Sleep Specialist. She has collaboratively worked with dentists over the last 20 years to manage airways and associated sleep disordered breathing.

Currently, she has a busy private practice office in Edmonton, Alberta. Her expertise in sleep medicine have enabled her to play an integral part in the development of the current international guidelines on the use of polysomnography in pediatric respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders.

She has several publications and collaborations to her name, and is a sought-after journal and grant reviewer. She is involved with numerous committees to help address sleep problems in children nationally and internationally.

Friday Lecture: Staff Breakout Session:  "What to do Next" 
Dr. Heit and Dr. Witmans will review the next steps once your Dental Team detects Sleep Disordered Breathing in a patient.

Saturday Lecture with Dr. Witmans, MD: "The Important Role of Dental Providers in Detecting and treating Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children"
Dr. Heit and Dr. Witmans will present the recent publication, Special Issue in Children, "Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children" and follow up cases developed collaboratively with medicine in the clinical setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to pre-read the open access journal and discover their role in dentistry on this important public health topic, as well as how to collaborate with peers in their areas. 


Dr. Heit is a clinical general dentist who practices all areas of general dentistry with a special interest of cranio facial development and optimization in patients of all ages. In her 25 year career, her major accomplishment is the practice of cranio facial sleep medicine to reduce, eliminate and prevent obstructive sleep apnea and pain along with general dentistry in Edmonton, Canada.

Dr. Heit is a published author, an international speaker and a clinical scientist and researcher collaboratively with medical specialists. She is an Integrated Clinical Advisor in the Vivos® Integrated Healthcare Network where she leads a multidisciplinary team of medical doctors, general dentists, and their staff.

A consultant at Vivos Therapeutics and on the clinical advisory board since the inception of the company, she works with clinicians from around the world to conduct certified research and develop clinical protocols for the treatment of cranio facial developmental deficiencies that can result in sleep apnea and cranio facial pain.

Friday Lecture: Staff Breakout Session:  "What to do Next" 
Dr. Heit and Dr. Witmans will review the next steps once your Dental Team detects Sleep Disordered Breathing in a patient.

Saturday Lecture with Dr. Witmans, MD: "The Important Role of Dental Providers in Detecting and treating Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children"
Dr. Heit and Dr. Witmans will present this recent publication, in Special Issue in Children"Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children" and follow up cases developed collaboratively with medicine in the clinical setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to pre-read the open access journal and discover their role in dentisrty on this important public health topic, as well as how to collaborate with peers in their areas. 

Saturday Lecture: "Treating Sleep disordered Breathing in Children with Safety and Efficacy: Case Samples and Series presentation from a Dental Clinic"


Mark is the Principal of Funktional Consulting, Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at ProSomnus Sleep Technologies, serves on the Guest Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and as a Regular Presenter on Business Development, Practice Management and Leadership at the Pankey Institute.

He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Pankey Institute, National Association of Dental Laboratories, the Identalloy Council, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, St. Vincent DePaul's Dental Center and the Dental Advisor. He lectures internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Communication, Case Acceptance, Planning, Occlusion, Sleep and TMD. He has a knack for presenting pertinent information in an entertaining manner.

Friday Lecture: Staff Breakout Session:  "Understanding the Patient Journey in Dental Sleep Medicine"
Dr. Murphy will help us sneak inside the patient’s point of view to help facilitate their journey. From a patient’s reaction to medical diagnoses, treatment choices and protocols to understanding their fears and concerns, we will discuss optimizing communication to simplify the journey. Medical management research and pathway optimization have already done the heavy lifting, we only need to apply those principles to DSM, patient care, and our conversations.

Saturday Lecture: "How Precision is Changing Dental Sleep Medicine"
The most important impact of precision medical applications in DSM is in reducing the number of ‘False Non-Responders’. False non-responders are patients who would or could have responded to OAT but did not because of device inaccuracy, fit, comfort, bulk, side effects, etc. OAT has long suffered distrust from physicians because of unqualified dentists, inadequate AHI reduction, frequent side effects and poor published scientific data. Recent advances in precision design and medical grade material manufacturing have improved efficacy, adherence and effectiveness and reduced side effects and adverse reactions. Dr. Murphy will review the data and research that supports this important evolution to a new precision class of devices.

DR. Brad Mechor

Dr. Mechor graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine in 2001. He completed his Residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery at university of Alberta from 2001-2006.

Following his residency, Dr. Mechor went on to complete a Fellowship in Rhinology, Endoscopic Sinus surgery at St. Paul’s Sinus Centre in Vancouver until 2007.

Since 2007, Dr. Mechor practices in specializing in Rhinology at the Calgary Sinus Centre. He has developed Rhinoclear Rhinorinse, a pre-made nasal irrigation to provide a safe, effective and convenient nasal irrigation for nasal and sinus care.

DR. Marcel Baltzan

Respirologist and sleep medicine specialist with 27 years of clinical experience, Dr. Baltzan has been doing research and teaching in sleep medicine; his audiences range from school children to government. He was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2010. Dr. Baltzan is currently an associate professor of medicine at McGill University in Montreal and has been tasked with creating the Sleep Respiratory Service for 2 public hospitals in Montreal.

Friday Lecture: Staff Breakout Session:  "Update on the current Science of Sleep Apneas and its epidemiology in Canada"
Dr. Baltzan will cover Airway Basics, including and overview of Sleep Apnea, Diagnosis, and Appliances and Treatment Options. 


CACSDD has secured a block of hotel rooms at competitive prices. The Academy is is bound to fill these rooms, and respectfully asks registrants requiring a hotel room to book their room through the arranged block.

Toronto Pan Pacific Hotel
900 York Mills Rd, North York

To make a reservation, follow the simple steps in the link below to ensure booking at the CACSDD special rate: 
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